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Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera | The Luxe Diary Review

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a contemporary brasserie at-top the Dubai Opera specialising in bistro surf & turf dishes with stunning views across Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.

SEAN CONNOLLY at Dubai OPERA – one of our FAVOURITE brunches in Dubai…

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review 

Expect a relaxed afternoon with premium flavours and excellent service, all while gently rocking to the cool beats of the super DJ.


The Concept.

At The Luxe Diary our penchant is for the continental brunch style & we love being served. Sean Connolly makes no exception to this luxe dining preference.

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review Setting

The Garden Brunch concept is starters to share and mains are selected from generous range of gourmet meat, fish and vegetarian options.


The Food.

We enjoy starting our visit at the Oyster bar where we sample delectable fresh oysters shucked to order from Ireland, France and even Dibba.

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review Starters

The green pea guacamole in gem lettuce boats are a great touch. Also of note is the sashimi fish salad with chili mayonnaise as well as the prawn ponzu, radish and wasabi.

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review  Prawn

However, the unmissable start starter in our books is Sean Connolly’s signature grilled white peaches, buffalo mozzarella and pistacchio pesto! The combination is well balanced and each ingredient adds its own flavour and texture – a real favourite.

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review Bar

The Mains.

We find the sustainable sea bass en papillote with basil and fregole delicious and the King crab & chili linguine light, flavoursome and perfectly elevated with more than a hint of piquant chili.

The Ocean rib-eye with miso hollandaise is hearty and warming. The carrots grand-mère melt in the mouth like butter and are delicious.

The mains are accompanied by rich & indulgent duck fat thick slab chips.

The Desserts.

Our favourite on the day is the Torta Caprese with Chantilly cream & sugared almonds.

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review  Dessert

Torta Caprese is an almond based chocolate cake originally from the island of Capri in Italy – without flour and gluten free it is a perfect alternative to the ubiquitous fondant!

You cannot leave any Sean Connolly brunch without tasting the Lemon Tart à la Marco either – so tangy and yet balanced and not too rich. We love it.


The Little Added Extra…

This an elegant and inclusive brunch where you can expect to have a sophisticated experience with quality wines and champagne but where your kids will also have fun.

The GARDEN BRUNCH at Sean Connolly at Dubai OPERA | The Luxe Diary Review Kids

The under 12’s menu is brilliant and on our visit the kids were kept occupied with Storm Trooper masks and Light Sabres under the watchful eye of competent and welcoming staff.


About Chef Sean Connolly.

British born Chef, Sean Connolly is one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most respected and well-recognised chefs, with restaurants in Auckland, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay and now Dubai.

With over 25 years’ experience in the kitchen, Sean Connolly has become a household name for both his restaurants and his entertaining TV series’, which are broadcast in 35 countries worldwide.

The fundamental principle of Sean’s work is a passion for wonderful produce and a love of simple, honest food.


The Details. 

This Friday brunch is a perfect family and/or friends experience at the top of Dubai Opera with the most spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s dancing fountains. 

Expect delicious oysters, shucked to order, an inclusive and elegant menu with great selections for kids and a live DJ.

12.00 – 16.00 every Friday and also Saturday.

For reservations call 04 362 7312.

 

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